Trends be damned, the classics, more often than not, reign supreme. With classic silhouettes and a neutral tone that complements a variety of outfits, a classic shoe can be your closet’s best friend. Take, for instance, Clarks. They’re known for their desert boot (or chukka) and for good reason. It’s a silhouette that will never go out of style. It’s rugged. It can be dressed up or down. It’s got a bit more cachet than a standard boot and a little more ne’er-do-well energy than, say, an Oxford.
That’s why the Desert Nomad might just be the most exciting release from Clarks this season. Looking back at archival designs from the ’70s, this boot is the perfect marriage between contemporary aesthetics and vintage sensibility. From hairy suede to muted corduroy, each colorway offers a unique personality that’s classic without being boring. Taking a slightly lower overall silhouette, it’s an everyday shoe that looks great with jeans or even a suit, giving you an injection of classic Americana while promising all-day comfort.